Welcome to the website of NAReS - the National Association of Re-enactment Societies.
Since 1991, NAReS has been officially recognised as representative of re-enactment by government departments and bodies, the police (including ACPO), and the armed services - your society's membership shows involvement, commitment and a willingness to comply with recognised standards.
To date, NAReS has been instrumental in a number of key issues which could have had crippling consequences on the re-enactment industry, including:
Gaining a legal definition of re-enactment in the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006;
Gaining a defence to purchasing a replica imitation firearm in the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006;
By consultation with ACPO, re-enactment is now recognised by as a legitimate reason for being granted a section 1 or 2 firearms certificate;
Providing invaluable consultation with regards to the legislation on samurai swords;
Consulted with the Health and Safety executive in relation to new legislation over the transport and storage of black powder.
In this website you will find details of our activities and how we do them as well as the guidance notes issued by our various subcommittees. If you have any questions, queries or feedback, please contact us!